I was surprised to see that we have a tag. There are currently 9 questions with this tag.

Should we keep this tag or kill it?

  • I would follow whatever practice SO has adopted.
    – Standback
    Nov 14, 2013 at 22:22

2 Answers 2


In addition to being a meta tag (it's not about the content of the question but rather its context), it seems like an attractive nuisance. We got a homework question from a new user today, who figured out that we have this tag and probably thought that meant he could ask.

I propose that we kill it.

None of the open questions currently on this tag would suffer from the tag's removal.

    – Kit Z. Fox
    Nov 15, 2013 at 0:11
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    I have to say the tag is still there. I can remove it manually, but I hoped you guys can throw it into the Cracks of Doom. Dec 19, 2013 at 21:02
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    @JohnSmithers, thanks for the reminder. It's gone now. Dec 20, 2013 at 19:01

Stack Overflow has reached the same conclusion: The homework tag is now officially deprecated

I'm all for duplicating their burnination.

  • I'm Tim Post, and I support this message.
    – Tim Post
    Nov 16, 2013 at 14:36
  • @Tim, care to do the honors with fire, or should I just detag the questions? Nov 17, 2013 at 0:37
  • detag != blacklist.
    – Standback
    Nov 17, 2013 at 1:00
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    @Standback I realize. I was asking about burnination vs detag. Sorry that my "with fire" was too subtle. :-) Nov 18, 2013 at 0:09

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